Jewish Atheist

An agnostic atheist perspective
from a once orthodox Jew.

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thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops.

FUCK YES! Brilliant!

(via radicalmadison)

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Living in the Past vs Living in the Future

Had a small talk about religion with my mom this morning. I got a bit more confrontational than I’d like to have. (e.g. “mom, you recognize that lots of clergy people in modern times are fakers - why do you think it was different back then?) The highlight of the discussion, for me at least, was this:

Mom: The torah teaches us amazing things, like how circumcision can help prevent infection.

Me: In the next two hundred years, I don’t think we’ll be living in human bodies anymore.

horriblewarning:

Christianity is just based off of Torah fan fiction with a fandom that got way out of hand

And you think Judaism…. isn’t?

Anonymous asked: Talking about physically inflicting harm on your brother is uncalled for on so many levels. In all the time that I've been keeping up with your blog, I never thought you to stoop as low as to wish ill upon another human being (brother or not). He's racist. That bothers you. It's understandable. Try educating him in a way that he'll understand. Gather a bit of patience to sit and enlighten him so that one day you can both stand under the bright summer sun and enjoy a bowl of green together.

1) You clearly don’t know me well enough.

2) “try educating him.” - yeah, I have. I still do. the problem is that he’s a spoiled, selfish, piece of shit who revels in his apathetic ignorance.

3) I’d actually rather have him get scared about violence or wtvr, but if getting his ass kicked was necessary, I would definitely be ok with it.

Sorry, but I have almost no sympathy for racist assholes. I have some patience, but he’s used him his share and then some. Some people just can’t empathize with others till they are walking in their shoes… so, I’d be happy to see someone offer a pair that fit him.

Anonymous asked: Hey, i remember this youngerjewishatheist dude. Did you guys ever happen to meet? If so what's he like? If not, why not? Also, what ever happened to him?

Yeah, I definitely remember him. I met up with him once. He was nice. Much younger than I expected. Pretty clever but I think he needed to do more research for what he wanted to actually do, and I think he just lost interest once he finally got over that hurdle. Kinda where I’m at now. (e.g. I really need to study the archaeology of the bible, but at this point, not sure I care enough to do that.)

So, yeah, hopefully he’s off living his happy non-religious life somewhere.

People who make fun of minorities should be sent to a place where they’re the minority and everyone denigrates and discriminates against them for it.

People who make fun of rape should be given legit rape scares.

Yes, I am all for fucking up your brain if you’re clearly fucked in the brain.